Solar Eclipse From Space Shows Moon Reversing Direction. Wut?

This video of the solar eclipse is rad for several reasons. For starters, you can see some pretty righteous magnetic activity on the Sun’s surface. The Sun is spittin’ like a mad dragon, fiery hotness! Also, it features an optical illusion wherein the Moon appears to enter the scene, and then somehow, reverse direction.

Hit the jump for the video.

The effect is called parallax, and and is explained in more detail by Phil Plait.